Grants of up to $5,000 and grants of $20,000 to Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia nonprofit organizations in eligible areas for projects that benefit local residents. Funding is intended to support small projects and services as well as large-scale projects that demonstrate sustainability and long-term impact. Grants are solely awarded to projects that principally serve Washington Metropolitan Area residents.
The Rotary Foundation makes available the following two types of grant opportunities:
Community Service Grants: Supporting projects that demonstrate need for small capital items or “seed money” for special services that provide direct and tangible benefits principally within the Washington Metropolitan Area.
Foundation Special Project Grants: Supporting larger projects that demonstrate long-term sustainability and impact and offer opportunities for Rotary members to volunteer and raise the profile of the organization and Rotary in the DC community.
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
Additional Criteria for Eligibility
The Community Service Grant process awards small and large grants to local non-profits in Washington, D.C, Maryland, and Virginia (parts of Maryland and Virginia that are immediately adjacent to DC and form part of the greater metropolitan area).
General operating or overhead funding requests are not supported.
Additional Geographic Information:
Washington Metropolitan Area
How to apply:
- The 2022-2023 grant cycle is open from December 1, 2022
- Deadline for Grant Applications is January 31, 2023
- The DC Rotary Foundation hopes to issue 2022 award decisions by May 2023
Applicants are invited to submit proposals for one or both grant opportunities, noting that only one grant will be awarded to any applicant.
Number of Grants
While several $1,000-$5,000 Community Service Grants will be awarded, only a few $20,000 Foundation Special Grants are able to be awarded.
Estimated Size of Grant
- Community Service Grants: $1,000 - $5,000
- Foundation Special Project Grants: $20,000